Need an $800 build Tags: New Build Systems Last response: January 11, 2013 4:40 PM in Systems Share vmartelle January 11, 2013 10:00:57 AM So I ordered all my parts and such and this is what I got: PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/stEY Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/stEY/by_merchant/ Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/stEY/benchmarks/ CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($169.99 @ Microcenter) *CPU Cooler: Xigmatek GAIA SD1283 56.3 CFM CPU Cooler ($20.99 @ Newegg) Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($89.99 @ Amazon) Memory: Patriot Intel Extreme Master, Limited Ed 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($47.99 @ Newegg) *Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US) *Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($289.99 @ NCIX US) *Case: NZXT Gamma Classic (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($35.75 @ Amazon) Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg) *Optical Drive: LG GH24NS72 DVD/CD Writer ($22.75 @ Amazon) Total: $797.43 (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.) (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-11 06:57 EST-0500) Unfortunately, it never worked. I replaced all the parts and it still refused to start - even after taking it to tech guys they couldn't figure it out. So I returned everything except the storage, videocard, optical drive, case and cpu cooler. Does anyone have a build that has a 7950 video card and an intel i5 3570k with parts that is around $800 and WORKS? I'm a first time builder and it is bringing me down. More about : 800 build AMD Radeon January 11, 2013 10:15:20 AM complete troubleshooting http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261145-31-perform-ste... m 0 l vmartelle January 11, 2013 2:44:58 PM I know how the basics of putting together a computer...and that would mean all the computer techs that looked at it didn't know either. m 0 l Related resources I want to build a good 600-800 gaming pc need help - Forum Need Help With an 800-900 $ Gaming Build - Forum New Build $800 budget Need help - Forum Need Part Ideas for an $800 Intel Build for Gaming and Photoshop - Forum Need Help on $750-$800 Gaming/Video Editing Computer Build - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer mikerockett January 11, 2013 2:48:27 PM A 500w PSU is the very minimum recommended for a 7950, it may be that your PSU is not outputting enough power. m 0 l vmartelle January 11, 2013 4:40:23 PM you don't need a graphics card to test boot a motherboard/cpu/memory m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedNeed Advice First build Steam Machine $800 budget Forum SolvedNeed Help On Parts for $800 PC Build Forum SolvedNeed help building 800-900 USD gaming pc please help! Forum Solved$800 AUD Budget Gaming Build need suggestions Forum SolvedNeed help with first gaming pc build (£800 budget) Forum SolvedNeed help rounding out my build - $800 - $900 Forum SolvedNeed an $800 to $1000 gaming build Forum Solvedfirst gaming rig build €700-€800 need advice Forum SolvedNeed opinions on my $800 build AMD/Intel Forum Solved$800 Budget. Need Minecraft build. Forum Solved$800-1200 First Build! Need Help! Forum SolvedNeed help on building my $800 Gaming PC Forum SolvedNeed Advice: Girlfriend Gaming Build -- Mini-ITX Gaming For ~$800 Forum Solved$800 Gaming PC build- new to building! need help Forum SolvedNeed help in building a gaming pc (800-900$) CAD-USD Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !